With Tonaly app, our latest favourite theory/composition tool, we found a better way to teach and have fun using chord progressions in music lessons. (Ever had trouble explaining and using the circle of fifths easily with students? Us, too!)
Christian Hengst, the Tonaly app developer and a bass player himself, joins us on the podcast to talk about the app’s unique features.
He goes into what this app can do for your chord-challenged players, to get them motivated about progressions, keys, and modes, and also explores what bugged him in the first place about the circle of fifths, causing him to develop this elegant, interactive app!
Tonaly app also completely aligns with the 4-Chord Composing Framework, a creative lesson plan for teaching chords.
If you’re interested in using it for your teaching, we’re giving away free app codes to 20 lucky individuals on this podcast. So, stay tuned!
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Transcript of the show about the Tonaly app
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In this episode, you’ll learn how the Tonaly app works
- [04:14] Christian tells us about his musical background.
- [08:44] The story behind developing the Tonaly App.
- [11:17] Getting inputs from the community to add features to the app.
- [13:42] Common users of Tonaly.
- [17:06] Tonaly is only built for iOs, not (yet) for Android.
- [18:03] Tim demonstrates how to use the Tonaly App on his iPad.
- [18:50] Christian tells us about one of the coolest features of the app and how it works.
- [20:25] Tim walks us through his favourite features.
- [23:59] How affordable is the app?
Links Mentioned about Tonaly app
About our Guest
Christian Hengst is an app developer and bass player based in Germany. He created one of the best-designed and best-looking chord playing apps called Tonaly.
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